- Sep 20, 2020
On Monday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro partially vetoed a bill to forgive churches’ tax debts with the government. The measure would force the Brazilian government to give up an amount of at least $165 million, mostly benefiting Evangelical churches.
The Italian bishops’ conference has distributed another 10 million euros ($11.2 million) to the dioceses in northern Italy hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholic bishops in Germany are bracing for a major drop in church taxation revenues as a result of the coronavirus crisis, reported the German Catholic news agency, KNA.
Pope Francis dispatched a message Sunday to the synod of Italy’s Waldensian church, a proto-Protestant group that’s long kept alive a spirit of dissent from papal authority.
The story of Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California, is a quintessentially American one, capturing at least three of the defining characteristics of Catholicism in the U.S. over its history.
A court in the western city of Cologne has ruled that Germany’s richest Catholic archdiocese doesn’t have to reveal what it does with the billions it receives from taxpayers each year.